Big Winners of Cactus Fiesta Fair Pop-up Tillandsia Competition

Pop-Up Pick a Plant which is a major partner at the Cactus Fiesta Fair 4 held at UN Square Mall along San Marcelino street corner United Nations Avenue, Ermita, Manila.

Pop-up pick a plant held a tillandsia competition from dozens of entries. The winners were announced on April 6, 2019 Saturday late afternoon.

Small Tillandsia
F4 T. loliacea

Bulbous Tillandsia
E2 T. seleriana

Rosette Tillandsia
D4 T. xerographica

Ionantha hybrid
B6 T. Rio Hondo x ionantha Guatemala

Rosette Hybrid
C3 T. Eric Knobloch x capitata Maroon

Best Species Winner
D4 Tillandsia xerographica

Best Hybrid Winner
G4 T. Joy

During the silent charity auction at Cactus Fiesta Fair 4 Pick a Plant Manila Pop-up enable to get Php 66,400 which will be given to charity beneficiary .

T. Eric Knobloch variegated form 39,000 peso
T. lotteae 8,500 peso
T. ionantha Crested 5,000 peso
T. Joel Superior 5,000 peso
T. A Rare Jewel 5,000 peso
T. Impostor 3,900 peso

Note: Information gathered thru the official FB page of Pick a Plant Manila Pop-Up

 

 

Cactus Fiesta Fair 4 in UN Square Mall

Cactus Fiesta Fair 4 was organize by National Cactus and Succulent Organization of the Philippines Inc. (NCSOPi)  in partnership with UN Square Mall, Manila Bulletin and Agriculture Magazine. The exhibit will be held from April 5 to 7, 2019.

Schedule of Activities

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The opening will be held on April 5, 2019 with a simple ribbon cutting ceremonies at past 9:00 am and there will be talks, lectures, raffles, table top competition, live plant auction and sale from some of the exhibits.

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In line with this event, Pick a Plant ( one of Singapore’s largest plant retailers and seller of Tillandsia) will be having their booth at the exhibit. For those who will buy plant at their booth there is a chance of getting free tillandsia.

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table top competition guidelines

Table top competition set aside two major categories: Cactus and Succulent. The winners of the competition will get cash prizes, ribbon and trophy. acceptance of  entries will be from April 5 at 9:00am to April 6 – 12:00 nn.

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pot in a pot challenge

Another exciting competition which is open to the general public is the pot in a pot challenge in which dish garden from size 8 to 10 inches in diameter will be accepted.  The organization had an active FB page with more than 100,000 members, making this one of the largest plant group in the country.

Contact Persons: Mr.Ronald Panelo or Mr. Karl Calica ( +63 995 937 1001) via FB  Email : secretariat.ncsopi@gmail.com.

Please mark your calendar and unlike other plant shows, This does not have any entrance fees !

 

 

 

Cactus Fiesta Fair 2 at Robinson’s Place , Manila

Cactus and Succulent Society of the Philippines in partnership with Robinson’s Place, Ermita will be having a 3-day show from Nov 17 at 10 AM to Nov 19 at 10 PM

The event is dubbed ” Cactus Fiesta Fair 2″ after the successful Cactus Fair 1 held last  May 5, 6, and 7, 2017  at the Hardin ng mga Bulaklak within Quezon Memorial Circle.

Cactus Fiesta 2017

There will be cacti exhibit and short talks about cacti and succulents. Try to visit FB event page for more information about the event

Contact Person: Ms. Amy Lastimosa (Secretary) – Cactus & Succulent Society of the Philippines  

Mobile 0905 356 5353

 

 

Great Dining Experience at Super Bowl of China

 

Super Bowl of China is a great place to hang-out or spend your family time together. The restaurant have five branches,One of the most accessible is one located within the heart of University Belt area. The branch is located at the ground floor of Robinson’s Place , Ermita. This is also near LRT line 1 Pedro Gil station.

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This is near University of the Philippines- Manila, Philippine Christian University, Philippine Normal University, Philippine Women’s University, Saint Paul University and within stone throw  away from PGH, Supreme Court, Paco and Luneta.

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The Dimsum Combination Platter which consists of three pieces Pork Siomai, two pieces Hakao, two pieces fried Vegetarian Spring Roll, and a piece of small Pork Asado Siopao is ideal for solo or for sharing, too.

The restaurant has a small interior dining which has tables good for 4-6 people while they have outdoor seating for big groups.

The sitting capacity is between 60 to 70 people at any given time, but try to pre-book the place, since it tends to get crowded especially during weekends and special occasions.

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The birthday noodles is quite different from the birthday noodles that i am accustomed with, Since we normally used misua noodles from red box. This also had bright orange battered quail eggs and shitake mushrooms.

Interesting array of drinks and desserts

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There are free prawn crackers as starters are served consistently until your dish is ready.

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Lechon Macau is also one of the highly sought dishes of the restaurant. The lechon is well marinated and cooked into perfection.

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Yang Chow Fried Rice had a generous topping of shrimps, pork , cabbage and chopped spring onion leaves.

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Mapo Tofu which is a spicy and sweet mix of tofu.  The Sweet and Sour Pork and Lemon Chicken are also great dishes and is good for sharing .  Fried Chicken, Sliced Beef with Broccoli, Szechuan Shrimp were also very tasty.

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Among the desserts, the taho is a standout especially that it is served in a special container with a wooden, classy interior, modern interior. There is the tapioca balls ( sago balls) and brown syrup which completes the nostalgia Php 110 per order. There is also the mochi balls with generous fillings.

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They also serve fresh fruits on drinks and desserts where the Green Mango Shake and Mango Pudding  Php 95 per order.

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Black gulaman with lycee , coconut jelly strips on crushed iced is another MUST TRY for just Php 95.00 . 

I will surely come back to taste their other dishes, The restaurant is also listed under ZomatoPh

 

Operational Hours: Everyday 10:00 am to 9:00 pm 

Ermita Malate Business Owners Association Gift Giving with 500 indigent street children

Remedios Circle, Malate, Manila-Philippines

Manila local tourism head , Mayor Joseph “Erap” Estrada , Ms. Michelle Pe

Ermita Malate Business Owners Association ( EMBOA) members gave Christmas presents and cheers to at least 500 indigent children  aged between 7 years-old to 12 years-old and their families at the newly landscaped Remedios Circle.

Special guests of honor includes Manila’s Mayor Joseph “Erap” Estrada , officials from tourism office, barangay officials , EMBOA members and schools.

Partner schools include Ermita Parish School choir, Emilio Aguinaldo College choir, Universidad de Manila choir and Philippine Women’s University choir.

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Aside from the traditional gift giving , participants were treated to Christmas carols, cultural dancers and folk dances.

 Universidad de Manila students

The students of Universidad de Manila performed folk dances like Pastores Talisay – A Christmas folk dance which originated from the town of Talisay -Bicol region.  This folk dance with voluminous dress similar to Poblana China which dates back during the Manila-Acapulco galleon trade.

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This year’s activities and theme ” Maligayang Pasko: Handog Pasasalamat ng Ermita , Malate Business Owners Association ( EMBOA) , sa Remedios Circle , Malate .

Mr. Tetsuhiro ” Show”  Suzuki and Ms. Angel Jores host of the program

  The said occasion is one way to give ” Thank” to the 16 barangays which are partners of the organization . They are the ones who give their time ,  people and resources to improve the community .

” This Christmas Season, we wanted to share joy,love ,happiness and peace to the people most especially to the less fortunate kids. We want them to know that we care for them same as we care a lot for the development of Ermita , Malate” according to Ms. Michelle Pe ( President of EMBOA).

crowd which includes officials , media and bloggers

There were at least between 1,000 to 1,200 people attending the event.

After the program we were treated by the organization to a hotel tour , I will post the stories of our exciting tour .

I would like to ” Thank” the organizers and the PR’s for the invitation to the event.

Website: http://www.emboa.com.ph/

 

 

 

 

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